Wilcox Pass

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Wilcox Pass is a 9.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
441 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

views

hiking
3 months ago

Plenty of beautiful scenery on this relatively easy trail.

4 months ago

so busy but awesome views

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4 months ago

Nice hike. Busy until you get past the red chairs. Were able to see some mountain goats.

hiking
4 months ago

Hike up on July16th to the red chairs. But, too crowded and was unpredictable weather hit the rainhail storms along the way. Hike up a little bit early.

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5 months ago

Wildflowers are out. Minimal snow up to Wilcox Ridge. Amazing views with a gradual effort up to the pass and ridge.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike if you only have a few hours. Hike into the pass then head towards Icefields Parkway for a up close view of the Columbia Icefields. A cairn monument to Walter Wilcox marks the top of the lookout. Still some snow coverage in late June, but certainly worth it.

hiking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

One of the most fantastic hikes I have ever been on in my life and not far off the main road going through Banff. There is an extension (overnight ) I want to try sometime.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Parker Ridge which is a popular/easier hike is right across the highway, do that one as well as you get some awesome views and is only about a 2 hour up and down. Wilcox Pass: Nice flowers and views as you do a moderate climb for a 1.5 miles than a fairly steep hike for the last 1 mile up to the pass. Bring the binoculars, once you get to the pass watch the slopes for Big Horns and Goats, saw both on our hike!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Did this trail in middle of July, really enjoyed it. Very peaceful at the top maybe 5 people up there in the middle of the day, as most people stop half way to get great view of athabasca glacier. Unfortunately there was no wild life at top, but wouldn't pass this any time

hiking
Friday, May 25, 2012

This is my favorite trail. The views are amazing and once your up top make sure you continue onto Tangle Creek.( You'll need two vehicles to do this) Make sure you look for the cairns and keep them to your left over the rock slides.

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Awesome!!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

4 of us strapped on snow shoes and trekked up Wilcox Pass in mid April 2007 and it was an amazing adventure...we had blue sky and deep snow with warm temps...snow shoeing was good and the views were spectacular!

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